wdiff man page

wdiff — display word differences between text files

Synopsis

wdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2
wdiff -d [OPTION]... [FILE]

Description

wdiff - Compares words in two files and report differences.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-C, --copyright
display copyright then exit
-1, --no-deleted
inhibit output of deleted words
-2, --no-inserted
inhibit output of inserted words
-3, --no-common
inhibit output of common words
-a, --auto-pager
automatically calls a pager
-d, --diff-input
use single unified diff as input
-h, --help
display this help then exit
-i, --ignore-case
fold character case while comparing
-l, --less-mode
variation of printer mode for "less"
-n, --avoid-wraps
do not extend fields through newlines
-p, --printer
overstrike as for printers
-s, --statistics
say how many words deleted, inserted etc.
-t, --terminal
use termcap as for terminal displays
-v, --version
display program version then exit
-w, --start-delete=STRING
string to mark beginning of delete region
-x, --end-delete=STRING
string to mark end of delete region
-y, --start-insert=STRING
string to mark beginning of insert region
-z, --end-insert=STRING
string to mark end of insert region

Compatibility

Some options that used to provide some unique functionality are no longer recommended, but still recognized for the sake of backwards compatibility.

-K, --no-init-term
Now synonymous to --terminal, which never initializes the terminal.

Author

Written by Franc,ois Pinard <pinard@iro.umontreal.ca>.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <wdiff-bugs@gnu.org>.

Referenced By

debdiff(1), diff(1), dwdiff(1), wiggle(1).

April 2014 wdiff 1.2.2 User Commands